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Northanger Abbey

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Sense and Sensibility

Christopher and Elinor by Mercy

  • Recommended by: Pthalo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: An epistolary re-telling of Sense and Sensibility where the friendship between Elinor Dashwood and Colonel Brandon develops into a romance.
  • Pairings: Elinor Dashwood/Colonel Brandon, Marianne Dashwood/Willoughby
  • Comments: A delightful retelling, with a couple very similar in temperament. Owing to those cooler heads, it should please those who prefer most conflict in a story to come from outside of the main couple's relationship.

Pride and Prejudice

Adventures at Morecastle by OnlyaNovel

  • Recommended by: jyshin2
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairings: Elizabeth Bennet/Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Bennet/Charles Bingley
  • Synopsis: A lucky meeting in the seaside town of Morecastle results in a series of light-hearted adventures and misadventures, accompanied by prodigious amounts of flirting.
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  • Comments: A very cute, feel-good AU that takes place in a world where Elizabeth spent some time in Kent but had to leave before the disastrous proposal from Mr. Darcy.

The Fortune He Ought to Have by Victoria

  • Recommended by: Pthalo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Young George Wickham, educated and ordained as a clergyman, accepts a curacy in Meryton, becoming intimately acquainted with the Bennets several years before Mr Bingley's tenancy at Netherfield and Mr Collins's quest for a wife - events which precipitate the reawakening of lost secrets.
  • Pairings: Elizabeth Bennet/George Wickham -later revealed to be Fitzwilliam Darcy
  • Comments: Everything is not as it seems

Mansfield Park

Everingham by Katharine T

  • Recommended by: Pthalo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A chance remark reminds Henry Crawford to do the right thing, and ride to Everingham instead of staying in London to flirt with Maria Rushworth. As a result, there is nothing to prevent Edmund from marrying Mary Crawford, or Henry from continuing his pursuit of Fanny with more determination than ever.
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  • Pairings: Fanny Price/Henry Crawford, Edmund Bertram/Mary Crawford
  • Comments: A fic that gives both Henry Crawford and Fanny the room to grow. The characters are remarkably true to the novel, which is what really makes it work. Henry is flawed but is willing to change for Fanny, and Fanny learns not to judge people so harshly and realizes her own pride, which make them both much more likeable as characters.
    • Seconded by laapricot: This fic definitely shows how they grow, as well as how marriage does not mean the end of development for the characters!
    • Enthusiastically seconded by AutumnLeaves. The fic captures the Austen atmosphere very beautifully, and it’s long and detailed enough for the romance to develop in a plausible way.


The End of Highbury by RicardianScholar Clark-Weasley

  • Recommended by AutumnLeaves
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Mr Knightley comes home after his visit in London to find Isabella was right - Miss Bates is engaged! And now Mr Woodhouse wishes him to marry Emma. it is the end of Highbury! Literally.
  • Pairings: Mr Knightley/Emma
  • Comments: This is a delightful little comedy, sometimes bordering on grotesque, especially towards the end, but a very fun read for any Emma fan nevertheless.

Emma Woodhouse by DeeDee

  • Recommended by XFllo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Brief retelling of Emma in an epistolary style of Jane Austen's juvenilia.
  • Pairings: Canonical


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